UMM ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

COURSE PROPOSALS

Form NC:

New Course Proposal

FORM NC

(2/00)

Discipline:

Geology

Form NC #:

1

Date:

Sept. 15, 2000

 

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (see instructions).

Geol 2001f. Field and Research Methods in Geology, I. (Sci-L; 2 cr; prereq 1101 or 1111; ¶2101.)

Introduction to geologic research methods and field techniques; use of library resources; geological field methods, geologic sampling, fundamentals of mapping and data collecting using Brunton compass and Global Positioning System (GPS) techniques. (2 hrs lect., 2 hrs lab)

II. Rationale (see instructions):

This course is one of two 2-credit offerings that the Geology Discipline proposes as a replacement of Geology 1130, Introduction to field and Research Methods in Geology that we offered under the quarter system. Geology students and geology graduates need to be well versed in the fundamental principles of field work, data collecting, and data manipulation; this course, along with the proposed Geol 3001 offering, will provide that background.

III. Other Course Information

First semester to be offered:

Fall, 2001

Principal Faculty Sponsor(s):

Geology Faculty

Is course repeatable? (if yes, give max cr)

No

To what quarter course(s) does this correspond?

Geol 1130 (partial)

Course Type (choose one from instruction sheet):

Lecture

Course requires:(check all that apply):

x

Laboratory sections

 

Recitation/discussion sections

IV. Assessment Information

Please state clearly and briefly the GOALS of this course.

To provide geology majors with the tools that they need to conduct geologic field work and geologic research, including data collecting, the design of geologic experiments, data reduction, and production of research reports.

How will you ASSESS the success of this course in achieving the GOALS described above?

Measuring student skills in working in the field and in the lab: use of field and lab equipment, sample and data collecting, data reduction. A final research report will be required.

 

Regular Approval Process:

For long-term approval, curricular change forms must go through the following regular approval process (put check in box and date when approved):

 

Date

Step #

X

09/18/00

1)

Discipline approves (sends hard copy and electronic copy of proposal to #2)

X

9/28/00

2)

Division approves (Division Chair sends proposal to #3)

 

 

3)

Curriculum Committee approves (sends proposal to #4)

 

 

4)

Campus Assembly approves. (New courses become effective immediately following Campus Assembly approval.)